An Ivory / Mammoth Tusk Carving Buddha Statue

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Lot No. :XZG-200923
Feature:A mammoth tusk*, size 11x10x35cm, weight 2060g,
Source:Private collection
* The woolly mammoth is an extinct species of mammoth that lived during the Pleistocene until its extinction in the Holocene epoch. The woolly mammoth was roughly the same size as modern African elephants. Its habitat was the mammoth steppe, which stretched across northern Eurasia and North America. The woolly mammoth disappeared from its mainland range at the end of the Pleistocene 10,000 years ago. Isolated populations survived on St. Paul Island until 5,600 years ago and on Wrangel Island until 4,000 years ago. The Chinese have long valued ivory for both art and utilitarian objects. Early reference to the Chinese export of ivory is recorded as early as the first century BC, ivory was moved along the Northern Silk Road for consumption by western nations. Ivory usage in the last thirty years has moved towards mass production of souvenirs and jewelry, flatware handles, furniture inlays, and piano keys.


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